Giant Donut Smash Piñata

Messy foods are fun. Admit it. There’s nothing like eating food that makes a mess. That’s why I love pinata recipes. You get to smash open a candy pinata and have candy everywhere! My Coke Bottle Pinata was a smash (no pun intended) to make, but today I’m bringing you a piñata so big that Homer Simpson himself would approve: this is my Giant Donut Smash Piñata!

I strongly recommend using a silicone mold for the giant recipe. It makes it much, much easier to peel the chocolate away from the mold. Enjoy, and smash away!


  1. Add ganache to white chocolate to try and make a light caramel color. Don’t add too much. You can easily add more, but you can’t take any out.
  2. Add ¼ of your light brown chocolate into each half of the mold. Use a spatula to scrape the chocolate up the sides and distribute evenly.

    melted chocolate donut
  3. Place the halves in a large silver bowl. Transfer to the fridge to set.
  4. Once set, take out from the fridge. Then, add the rest of the light brown chocolate into each mold and create another coat. Leave a tiny bit to the side. Let the second coat set in the fridge.
  5. Add drops of pink food colouring to the rest of your white chocolate and mix well.

    pink candy melts
  6. Peel away the silicone mold from the donut.
  7. Smear some melted white chocolate onto a cake board. Place one half of the donut on top.
  8. Use a knife to carefully trim the edges of the donuts so that they are nice and neat.
  9. Fill the bottom half of the donut with candies.
  10. Use a spoon to drip melted chocolate around the bottom edge of the donut. Carefully place the top half of the donut on top.

    donut candy
  11. Use your finger to run along the edge where the two halves meet to smooth out the chocolate, and fill any gaps. Place the remaining chocolate in a snap seal bag, and use a pair of scissors to cut off a corner tip. Fill any gaps with the chocolate and smooth it out.
  12. Spoon melted pink chocolate over the top of the donut. Use a spoon to help the chocolate drip down the sides, and tap the cake board on the bench to level out the chocolate and create a dripping effect.

    donut frosting pink
  13. Top with sprinkles.

Do-not take this giant donut away from me! 🍩

-For the printable recipe click here:

What You’ll Need:  

  • 500g white chocolate
  • 30g (approx) milk or dark chocolate or some brown candy colouring
  • 250g additional white chocolate plus some pink candy colouring (or pink candy melts)
  • Sprinkles – as many or as few as you like!
  • Candy! Use a mix of larger candy pieces and small ones for a great ‘scatter’ effect when you smash your donut
  • A snap seal bag
  • A silicone donut mold
  • A couple of bowls (I used these because my mould came out of the box a little ‘wonky’ and the bowl helped to stabilise it)
  • Spatula
  • Spoons

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